Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka

4.0
In the midst of a bustling city and neon lights, Hōzen-ji Temple offers some quiet respite. Founded in 1637 by a monk named Kinnun, the temple honors the god of fury, Fudomyoo. Devotees come to worship and splash the deity, resulting in a thick layer of soft moss covering the statue. A stone-paved alley surrounds the small shrine, while numerous restaurants, pubs, and bars nearby keep the ambiance vibrant. Highlights include a stone tablet and signs with haiku poems by artists and poets who used to frequent the area. Make Hōzen-ji Temple part of your personalized Osaka itinerary using our Osaka sightseeing planner .
Create an itinerary including Hōzen-ji Temple
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Hōzen-ji Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
392 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Visit Dotonbori and see this temple as you pass by. We also received a seal for the commemoration. Even though it was evening, the person in charge was in the amulet department. Later, I looked up the history of this temple, now, and so on. I understood that it was a very grateful temple.
    View original
  • It is famous for the Nishimuko Fudoson of watering immobility. It's in a crooked alley like a key. Fudo-san is covered with water and mossy. There are a lot of tourists from foreign countries here, too.
    View original
Google
  • Beautiful little temple that I stumbled onto walking down a lane. Osaka is full of surprises not advertise to the public.
  • The Buddhism images covered in years of greens are revered by lots of people - not only locals but a queue of tourists - who throws a scoop of water for some purification purport.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Osaka

View all >
4.1
Duration: 6​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Osaka

4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 6​h

Hidden gems in Osaka

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Shopping in Osaka

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Osaka

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Osaka

4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
2.2
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min